The Arc of Cape May
Join us for a yearlong celebration of the work that The Arc of Cape May County has done for the past 60 years.
Over the next few months, we will be showcasing the highlights of 60 outstanding years of advocacy, service, and support to people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
We will connect virtually on May 8, 2021, to celebrate our last 60 years for our first event of the year, “Come Together Virtual Gala.”
The Arc of Cape May County Milestones
The Arc of Cape May County was founded.
The Daycare Center moves from the original Rio Grande location to a larger, more accessible building in Cape May Court House allowing for further enrollment.
The first residential group home is opened on Shunpike Road in Erma allowing for individuals to choose community living over an institutional setting. Subsequently, three additional residential programs open accumulating to 17 sites as of 2016.
Beaver Dam Crisis Respite Program opened – one of the first crisis-behavioral respite programs statewide.
Group home residents open their doors to host several Coast Guard recruits for the Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays through their Operation Fireside campaign.
In conjunction with the County of Cape May, The Arc is awarded a $200,000 Small Cities Grant to make repairs and accommodations to nine residential buildings.
Selected by the local community as a top non-profit from Cape Bank through their Customer Discretion Awards voting and financial contribution program.
1st Annual Step Up for The Arc Walkathon held in on the beach promenade in Sea Isle City.
Awarded a US Dept. of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) grant of nearly $900,000 for (2) housing units to accommodate 8 individuals with I/DD.
A gathering of protestors and advocates from The Arc demonstrate near the Rio Grande theater in opposition to the use of the R-Word in the movie Tropic Thunder.
The Arc Thrift Store more than doubles in size and relocates to a 7,500 square foot building in the Shop Rite Plaza just a block away.
Training Center opened in Rio Grande providing a home for employee training, larger space for meetings, and program space for Family Support and Recreation activities.
Awarded a $50,000 grant from the NJ Historic Trust to create a Preservation Plan for the Joseph Faulkinburg House and outbuildings.
Festivities during the Annual Fall Fundraiser include an orchestra ensemble to commemorate and celebrate the 50th Anniversary of The Arc of Cape May County.
A memory tree is dedicated at the administrative property in South Dennis to memorialize the many family members of The Arc who were supported or employed by the organization.
The agency brought all the day programs together to 927 Courthouse South Dennis Road to ensure the program could be more community based.